Letter from James Buchanan to James Campbell

Letter from James Buchanan to James Campbell
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January 30, 1851

Pennsylvania politician James Buchanan congratulates James Campbell on his recent political victory and discusses W. Baker's appointment as superintendent of the Columbia Rail Road. While one of Campbell's friends opposes Baker's selection, Buchanan argues that "I cannot desert a friend to secure the neutrality of a foe." Buchanan also discusses national politics, including the 1852 Presidential election. "The time has arrived... when Pennsylvania may furnish the Democratic Candidate for the Union," as Buchanan explains.

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